Real Madrid teenager Raphael Varane was in with a chance of making his senior debut but the defender has pulled out of the squad through injury and been replaced by new Newcastle signing Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
One player who could make his international debut is Rennes attacking midfielder Romain Alessandrini, joined among the options in midfield by another St. James' Park newcomer in Moussa Sissoko, who may have earned a start alongside teammate Yohan Cabaye.
Karim Benzema should start up front, supported by Menez and Ribery from wide positions.
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